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Weight Limits Lifted 

The Senate has approved lifting federal truck weight limits in Maine for one year.The pilot project would exempt Maine’s federal interstates from the 80,000lb federal truck weight limit, and provide an opportunity to assess the impact on safety, commerce and road wear and tear. Maine’s congressional delegation has been working since 1994 to change the law that forces northbound trucks off the interstate in Augusta onto smaller, secondary roads that pass through cities, towns and villages.